Richard Lafferty

Richard Lafferty is a respected Metis fiddler from Fort Providence, Northwest Territories. He learned the Old Time and Metis fiddle songs from his grandfather, his uncles and from the Scottish and French settlers who traveled past his community on the Mackenzie River. In 1960, Richard went to high school in Yellowknife and boarded at Akaitcho Hall where he learned the guitar and mandolin and played gigs with a band called “The Arctic Ramblers”. Throughout his life, Richard has played for old time fiddle dance house parties to large event stages across Canada.

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